About the Authors

Wenbao Zhang

wenbaozhang62@yahoo.com.cn

Affiliations Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

Jun Li

Affiliation Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Malcolm K. Jones

Affiliations Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Zhuangzhi Zhang

Affiliation Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

Li Zhao

Affiliation Xinjiang Veterinary Research Institute, Xinjiang Academy of Animal Science, Urumqi, Xinjiang, China

David Blair

Affiliation School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

Donald Peter McManus

Affiliation Molecular Parasitology Laboratory, Infectious Diseases Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WZ JL MKJ DPM. Performed the experiments: WZ JL. Analyzed the data: WZ JL MKJ DB DPM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WZ JL MKJ ZZ LZ DPM. Wrote the paper: WZ DPM.